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Today's News

  • County considers building code update

    Jefferson County is looking to update its building codes to make homes more fire resistant, a change initiated by the mountain-area fire chiefs.

    The addendum hasn’t passed yet, but if it does, it would be effective for all permits applied for after Jan. 1, 2020, and would affect homes in the wildfire zone 1 of Jefferson County. The wildfire zone 1 boundary is just west of C-470 and includes Evergreen and Conifer.

  • New Marshdale principal feels he’s hit the jackpot

    Marshdale Elementary principal Zak Martin’s path to becoming an educator took several twists and turns, and now he’s happy to have landed at the helm of the school.

  • Olde-timers: Four generations have operated Olde’s Garage for 98 years

    In 1921, the Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery, baseball legend Babe Ruth broke the all-time home run record and Warren G. Harding was president.

    And Olde’s Garage opened on Main Street in downtown Evergreen. Considered the oldest business owned by one family here, the auto-repair shop now sits at the corner of Evergreen Parkway and Bryant Drive.

  • Area students put their creative artistry to work on a downtown Evergreen mural

    Fish are swimming, birds are flying, and bugs are crawling on a 140-foot mural that 400 students are painting on the walkway under Highway 73 in downtown Evergreen.

    The children, under the direction of art teacher Elisabeth Marcus, have been going to the mural site for more than a week to put their paintings onto the wall. All Wilmot Elementary students and the kindergartners and first-graders at Bergen Meadow are involved.

  • Platte Canyon XC team hits the ground running

    BAILEY — Platte Canyon’s cross country team is ready to continue its success in 2019.

    At its home meet on Thursday on Rosalie Road, the boys team finished fifth out of eight, and all the girls placed in the top 31 runners of 64. With only four girls on the roster, they can’t score as a team.

    Junior Emma Dikken led the ladies with an eighth-place finish and a time of 25 minutes, 30 seconds.

    Senior Chris Long paced the boys at 21:42 and a 14th-place mark

  • Injury-ridden Lobos chomped by SLHS Gators

    WESTMINSTER — The preseason and season have not been kind to Conifer volleyball thus far, but the Lobos are doing their best to overcome the misfortunes that have befallen them.

    On Thursday at Standley Lake High School, the Gators defeated the Lobos 3-1 in their first match of 2019. Conifer briefly lost its middle blocker to injury in the second game. She had already been playing through a hip ailment.

  • Cougar football loses to Tigers in scoring frenzy

    ERIE — Going into Evergreen’s Friday night football game at Erie High School, the hosting Tigers may have thought they would have an easy season opener against the Cougars, who they defeated 35-7 just the year before.

    But Evergreen had other plans. Following a scoreless first half from both teams, the respective offenses exploded in the second as the CHSAANow.com-ranked No. 4 Tigers won a tight game, 42-33.

  • Conifer soccer drops season opener to Thornton

    THORNTON — The Conifer boys soccer team may not have gotten the season opener it wanted, but the Lobos displayed an arsenal of talent to help them find success in 2019.

    Much like their outcome against Thornton last year, the Lobos fell to the Trojans 3-2 with a golden goal in overtime. The game may have had the opposite outcome had the ball bounced a little differently on multiple occasions.

    From start to finish, Conifer controlled much of the pace of play and dominated possession early.

  • EPRD looking at solutions to allow watercraft on Evergreen Lake

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District hopes to find a solution that would allow patrons to use watercraft at Evergreen Lake when the lake’s staff members are not working while still maintaining water quality and safety.
    However, that solution won’t be put into place until next year, according to staff at an EPRD board meeting on Aug. 27, so the lake will remain closed to watercraft for the rest of the fall season.

  • Blown tire caused fiery accident on C-470

    A blown tire caused an accident Thursday on C-470 in South Jeffco that killed two people and closed the highway for most of the day.

    The fiery accident, which occurred just east of the Bowles Avenue exit around 11 a.m., shut down the road between U.S. 285 and South Kipling Parkway as well as the C-470 bike trail. The eastbound side of the roadway reopened around several hours after the accident, while the westbound side remained closed into the evening.